The critic, Niall MacMonagle, has written of Cristina Bunello’s work that it ‘is immediately recognisable for its subject matter. She almost always paints girls — girls heading towards adulthood. She’s known and admired too for her brilliantly fine and delicate technique and for something not quite pin-pointable. Her portraits are small, jewel-like, beautiful and they also have a strange, intriguing, unsettling quality. Bunello’s young girls are sophisticated. They wear elaborate clothes, sunglasses, headgear; they wear elaborate hairstyles, are sometimes blindfolded. In some you are presented with the back of their heads and in some, like this one, they look you straight in the eye. That gaze. You gaze back.’
2013 Of Innocence and Of Experience, Cross Gallery,
2010 Persona, Cross Gallery
Please note this is archive content and may not display optimally.
Welcome to IMMA. Our website may not work correctly in your browser. We only support IE 10+ (PC only), Chrome 60+, Firefox 55+, Safari (9+ Mac / 5+ PC).